|Producer||Az. Agr. la Torre di Ranza|
|Cultivar||Moraiolo, Correggiolo, Leccino|
|Region||Toscana (San Gimignano)|
|Extraction Method||Continuous, two phases – Cold Extracted|
|Tasted on||May 2021|
Thank you to Az. Agr. La Torre di Ranza for sending us their Podere Vittoria EVOO.
EVOO – Food pairing advice: Podere Vittoria
The Sienese hills of San Gimignano flank the road to Volterra: here the ancient city, of the Villanovan era, has seen the rise and fall of various civilizations, always in the shade of its vineyards and especially its olive groves.
Podere Vittoria unfiltered EVO oil is a shy extra virgin olive oil, which can be fully known and appreciated on a gustatory level: round, rich and balanced. It’s perfectly perceptible and balanced bitter and pungent notes suggest tasty combinations, especially with pizzas and bruschetta.
Although filtration is almost universally recognized as a useful practice for keeping EVO oil stable, the quality of Torre di Ranza EVOO still manages to express itself very well in this twin version of our first review Podere Vittoria filtered EVOO.
Appearance & Visual Analysis
Podere Vittoria unfiltered EVO oil has a mix of lemon and honey yellow.
Scents & Olfactory analysis
Unfiltered Podere Vittoria EVO oil has a medium intensity of aromas. Its perfumes range from the vegetable component to the more aromatic and spicy one. Thistle, broad beans, chard, lettuce, celery, sweet almond, cut grass are perceived. It is enriched with a note of aromatic herbs, with basil and marjoram, and a light floral of geranium.
Tasting: Aromas & Flavours
Podere Vittoria unfiltered EVO oil is balanced in its bitter and pungent notes of medium intensity. The aromas, perceptible on a gustatory level, follow the common thread of those perceived in the olfactory analysis, even if they manage to be more intense and “deep”: artichoke, rocket, chicory, black pepper, cloves, bitter almond, walnut, rosemary and bay leaves.
We love it with…
Podere Vittoria unfiltered EVO oil is an EVO oil that can be combined above all with bruschetta (take inspiration from our bruschetta pairing section), mixed grilled meat or vegetables, salads, legume and vegetable soups, and meat-based pasta. Also excellent to accompany pizzas or focaccias (read our recipe for focaccia from Bari).
Az. Agr. La Torre di Ranza
The farm is located on the hills surrounding San Gimignano, on the road which leads to Volterra.
Plunged in these beautiful and evocative hills, with an extension of about 40 hectares of property, we produce DOCG wine. The head of the company is the young agrarian expert Alberto Governa, wine grower who works for it diligently and with zeal. From the careful cultivation of our olive grove, of the qualities “Moraiolo,” “Correggiolo” and “Leccino,” the olives, gathered by hand and selected, are cold-pressed producing “extra virgin olive oil”.
Az. Agr. La Torre di Ranza
Loc. Ciuciano, 69
53037 San Gimignano (Siena)
Tel. e Fax +39 0577 1511073
Az. Agr. La Torre di Ranza website
Terroir & Region
Throughout history, Tuscany’s world-renewed hills have inspired painters, travellers and poets. Today these landscapes are widely cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, which fits so perfectly harmonic in the scene that it seems like they were painted in the scenery. Almost 119 olive varieties can be found in Tuscany.
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Cultivar / Olive Variety
Moraiolo, Correggiolo, Leccino.